Animals in the News

Though humans may be the dominant animals on the planet, we share it with countless other species. We treat some as sources of food and others as sources of companionship, entertainment, or education. Most animals live their lives independent of us, but they dwell in habitats but we shape profoundly. Large scale disasters, such as the recent earthquakes and wildfires, can have a huge impact on animal life. Gathered here is a collection of various animal images that have appeared in the news over the past several weeks.

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  • NASA / Reuters

    Photos of the Week: 8/22-8/28

    Hikers on a moonlit night in Mexico, a massive ball pit in Washington, D.C., Usain Bolt taken down by a Segway in China, a squirrel monkey riding a capybara in Japan, and much more.

  • Abd Doumany / AFP / Getty

    Syria’s Children

    Four and a half years of violent conflict have destroyed entire regions of Syria. Caught in the middle of all this horror are the children of Syria, relying on parents who have lost control of their own lives and are now being forced to make difficult choices in desperate circumstances.

  • Jeff Vinnick / Reuters

    20 Years Ago This Week: A Look Back at 1995

    A look back at news images from the last week in August, 1995, two decades ago.

  • Carlos Barria / Reuters

    New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

    A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated New Orleans and killed more than 1,800 people as storm waters overwhelmed levees and broke through floodwalls on August 29, 2005.

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